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MTG Deck of the Week: Rakdos Midrange – Deal with a Devil

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Jan 24 2024
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Check out the current trending decks in Magic: The Gathering! This week, “Rakdos Midrange” wants to make a deal with you.

Welcome Magic: the Gathering players! We’re back to showcase one of the top decks of the week for competitive Magic. We have the top lists being played on MTGO, what’s winning, and the decks that won the major events this last week. So get your playmat ready, set your spindown to 20, and dive into the data, brought to us by TCGPlayer.com.

Decklist

1 Aclazotz, Deepest Betrayal
1 Anoint with Affliction
3 Blackcleave Cliffs
4 Bloodtithe Harvester
3 Cavern of Souls
3 Cut Down
4 Deep-Cavern Bat
4 Geological Appraiser
1 Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor
2 Go for the Throat
4 Haunted Ridge
2 Mountain
4 Preacher of the Schism
4 Restless Vents
3 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance
3 Sulfurous Springs
5 Swamp
1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
3 The Cruelty of Gix
4 Trumpeting Carnosaur

Sideboard

1 Abrade
1 Anoint with Affliction
1 Breach the Multiverse
1 Brotherhood’s End
1 Cut Down
2 Duress
2 Extract the Truth
2 Gix’s Command
1 Go for the Throat
3 Liliana of the Veil

Deck Notes

This is a nasty Rakdos entry, but it does the other half of what that color combo wants. On the one hand, you have universal damage, loss of life, and big damage. Here, though, you get deals, bargains, and things that are only beneficial to the Rakdos player, even if they look like group hug. Gix is the star of this deck for sure, with Aclazotz and Sheoldred close behind. Once this deck gets some momentum, it’s all downhill for the opponent.

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Author: Clint Lienau
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